transitive verb
ac·​croach | \ əˈkrōch, aˈ- \

Definition of accroach

: assume, appropriate, usurp accroach to themselves royal power— William Stubbs

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First Known Use of accroach

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accroach

Middle English acrochen to draw, acquire, from Middle French acrochier, from a- (from Latin ad-) + crochier to hook, get hold of, from croc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr hook

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“Accroach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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